Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Father, your truth is made known in your Word. Guide us to seek the truth of the human person. Teach us the way to love because you are Love. Jesus, you embody Love and Truth. Help us to recognize your face in the poor. Enable us to live out our vocation to bring love and justice to your people. Holy Spirit, you inspire us to transform our world. Empower us to seek the common good for all persons. Give us a spirit of solidarity and make us one human family. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

FALL 2019

An Answer to the Question: “What Must We Do to Be Saved?”

The most important question a Christian can ask is: “What must we do to be saved?” Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides the answer and reveals the merciful love God the Father has for His children. The Galatians: Set Free to Live study speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation Jesus has won for us and explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming Sacrifice through faith and love.

In this 8-session program, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Christ fulfilled the Law and set us free to live in the Spirit. Learn what “justification” means and how faith and works are an integral part of it. Discover how we become heirs to the promises and blessings of Christ through faith.

Tuesday Evenings in the Spirit Center
From 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Tuesday, 17 September: Introduction
Tuesday, 24 September: Galatians 1
Tuesday, 1 October: Galatians 2
Tuesday, 8 October: Galatians 3
Tuesday, 22 October: Galatians 3
Tuesday, 29 October: Galatians 4
Tuesday, 5 November: Galatians 5
Tuesday, 12 November: Galatians 6

Registrations & Payment due by Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

SUMMER of 2019

In August we will return to our beautified and renewed church where we worship God… do something for your own renewal of worship!

Join us this Summer for a 6-part DVD series with Bishop Barron and allow your worship of God to be transformed through insights on this worlds most privileged encounter with our Lord in the celebration of the Mass!

See how the holy Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from His people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

The Mass series will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life of worship.

Monday Evenings in the Spirit Center
From 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm

Monday, 24 June: A Privileged Encounter
Monday, 1 July: Called out of the World
Monday, 8 July: God Speaks our Story
Monday, 15 July: Responding to God
Monday, 22 July: Preparing for Sacrifice
Monday, 29 July: The Real Presence

Please register by Monday, 3 June at 12 noon and kindly submit $27.00 to cover the cost of the Study Workbook.
You’ll be notified when the workbooks arrive so you can pick yours up from the parish office and do a little reading in preparation for the first session. If the cost is a challenge for you, please contact Brian McCauley before 3 June.

A Series on Sacred Architecture 

Presented by: Mr. William Heyer, Architect

This lecture series will explore the origins and growth of Catholic architecture through the ages and the language and expression of Christian architecture. The timeless nature of sacred architecture finds its roots in our human desire to be part of something greater than ourselves. Christian architecture reveals that “something greater” to the world and shows our desire to express true reverence to our Creator. We will explore how this was accomplished in ancient times and even in our own Diocese.

Thursday, 10 January at 7 pm (Spirit Center): Understanding Sacred Architecture looking at ancient classical buildings through the Renaissance and how those sacred buildings influenced our own churches today. The rules of ancient classical architecture were thoughtful and revelatory: they sought to express in sacred buildings the Good, True, and Beautiful with Strength, Economy, and Delight. Many of these rules continue in our churches to this day.

Thursday, 17 January at 7 pm (Spirit Center): Understanding Sacred Architecture looking at medieval cathedrals through the 20th century and how those sacred buildings influenced our own churches today. Monastic learning, Thomas Aquinas, and medieval philosophy all had an incredible influence of our understanding of the world and what buildings mean for our experiences here on earth. This influence is still present in our understanding of how churches can be built and made more beautiful.

Thursday, 24 January at 7 pm (Spirit Center): Understanding Sacred Architecture looking at contemporary churches—the good and the bad—and understanding how we have been steered away from timeless sacred architecture principles in some cases and how we otherwise have strived for a continuity with our Catholic identity using new forms and techniques of building. These lessons are important for providing meaningful churches for our children and future generations of American Catholics.

William Heyer has been the sacred architect who has guided and crafted the plan for the beautification of our historic parish church to begin in January of 2019.

About Mr. William Heyer
William Heyer has twenty-five years experience building traditional and classical architecture. From historic renovation work, to new churches, residences, additions and furniture, his knowledge and skills in the classical language for contemporary architecture form the foundation for his practice. Additionally, he has been the architect who has guided our historic church’s beautification plan in preparation for our parish’s bicentennial. 

Brian McCauley

Director of Religious Education
Office: 740.653.5054